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Odd Man Out is the 24th episode and finale of Season 4 of Frasier.


LINDA HAMILTON GUEST STARS – When Roz backs out of dinner plans with Frasier because of a date with a new man, Frasier's search for a new dinner companion makes him realise everyone else has someone in their lives: Niles has Maris, Martin has Sherry and Daphne has a new man. Frasier gets a spark of hope that there might be someone out there for him when a female wrong number leaves an intriguing message on his answering machine.


Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin as Roz Doyle
and John Mahoney as Martin Crane

Special Guest Star

Linda Hamilton as Laura


Lisa Coles as Woman At Airport
Miles Marsico as Johnny
Joshua Greene as Ethan
Carl Reggiardo as Maitre D'
Tom Astor as Waiter
Kris Edlund as Amanda
Dulcy Rogers as Woman With Chair
Layne Beamer as Husband


  • Niles and Maris are going on their first date since separating, and recreating their first date for which Niles borrowed Martin's '82 Chevrolet Impala.
  • Frasier has trouble being without a romantic partner.
  • Frasier is confirmed to be 43, making his birth year 1954.
  • It is revealed that Niles was propositioned on a plane 20 years ago, but turned it down as he didn't know what the Mile High Club was.
  • If Frasier had been a girl Martin and Hester would've named her Laura. Hester also liked the name Priscilla.
  • While lamenting his lack of a love life, Frasier says his divorce from Lilith was five years ago.
  • Niles (David Hyde Pierce) incorrectly identifies the wine stain on Frasier's (Kelsey Grammer) tie as being a Merlot; it is in fact a Cabernet. Ironically, in Season 7's Whine Club, it is his ability to distinguish Merlot from Cabernet that wins him the coveted post of Corkmaster over Frasier.
  • Linda Hamilton, the guest star in this episode, was also a guest caller in The Good Son, the pilot episode.
  • The title is from the movie Odd Man Out (1947) directed by Carol Reed, starring James Mason, and is based on a novel of the same name by F. L. Green.